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Court Orders IGP Idris To Arrest INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

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Police IG Ordered To Effect Arrest Of INEC Chairman

A federal high Court in Abuja today has ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to arrest  the INEC chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu.

Naija News understands that the court wants the INEC boss brought to court on August 14 to face contempt charge for violating its order.

It will also be recalled  that Naija news last week  Wednesday, reported that  the Justice Stephen Pam-led Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had earlier  issued a warrant of arrest on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, over alleged contempt of court.

The Judge ruled that the INEC boss be arrested for refusing to appear before it for the third time. The INEC Chairman was summoned to appear before the court on July 10, 2018 but failed to appear.

However, after the INEC boss failed to appear before the court on July 5, and 10, to defend a contempt proceeding filed by Ejike Oguebego and Chuks Okoye, Chairman and Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra State respectively against him, Justice Pam, however, gave the order for the immediate arrest of the Chairman by the police.

As reported by Naija News, the INEC boss has already appealed the order of his arrest.

 
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